|Linghun daoti shuo 靈魂道體說. [Jap-Sin I, 115]|
|JapSin I, 115|
Linghun daoti shuo 靈魂道體說.
By Long Huamin 龍華民 (Niccolò Longobardo, 1565–1655).
One juan. Chinese bamboo paper in one volume. No date or place of publication.
The cover bears the title written in ink and a Latin inscription: “Brevis explicatio | Animae Rationalis | a p. Nic. Longobardo, S.J.”The title page bears the title in five large characters. The verso of this folio gives the names of the censors: Luo Yage 羅雅各 (Giacomo Rho), Fu Fanji 傅汎際 (Francisco Furtado) and Tang Ruowang 湯若望 (Johann Adam Schall von Bell).
There is a preface (one folio) by Longobardo himself. Folio 1 bears the title of the book together with the name of the author. The whole book consists of ten folios. Each half folio has nine columns with nineteen characters in each column. The upper middle of each folio bears the title of the book with the number of the folio marked below. All folios have been repaired. From folio 7 on the repaired parts are almost illegible.
This booklet explains the spiritual nature of the soul, which was created by God and infused in the human body. The soul is, therefore, quite distinct from the materia prima.
Cf. Pfister, p. 65, no. 9; Hsü 1949, pp. 205–207; Courant 6874, 6915–IV; Couplet, p. 8; BR, p. XXX; JWC 1:97.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 164.
Complete bibliographic data see: Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database)